SOUTHAMERICA From Colombia, joined Dec 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 15 Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 986 times:
Even though I stated part of this info on another recent thread,I thought it was worth opening a whole new topic as both interest and public leaning towards Colombian aviation seems to be growing.
The company, as mentioned earlier, is opting for several changes for the upcoming season, and for the rest of the year:
Starting June 17, the company will start operating one daily flight on the MDE-CTG-MDE both ways. The flight is already bookable.
Starting June 17, the company will re-launch the BOG-PEI-BOG with two daily flights. The company additionally operates 3 weekly service from PEI.
The company has several full vacation packages for this mid-year season. They will operate the correspondant charter flights with their own metal. Destinations include Jamaica, Margarita Islands and Aruba.
The company expects to introduce two more leased MD-8Xs to the fleet by the end of the year.
I know questions about the so-expected international services will most probably pop-up. The CEO has remained kind of silent in this matter; nevertheless, I've heard from certain personal sources that they are working hard to at least start ops to UIO and CCS soon enough. I anyone has insights in the subjetc they would be very appreciated.
I would also like to share, in case you haven't seen it by know, an article/interview published on a national newspaper.
The article basically talks about figures that show AeroRepublica's growth, and they include an interview with the company's president Alfonso Avila.
Komododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 893 times:
According to their website they do operate DC-9s... although I thought they were now just a mix of different MD-8Xs. It's funny how they mention SAS as an operator of the MD-8X family as a sign of reliability. Not that they are not reliable, just curious as to why specifically they mention SAS.
AV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 646 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 884 times:
3 of their MD-80´s were ex SAS, so I guess they are patronizing the idea that the fleet is maintained and operated using SAS philosophy making it a very reliable concept for public image.
I know that they are having certification problems in U.S.A. with the FAA, even though they had an approved flight route to MCO, and last september they got MIA from CLO and BAQ (ex ACES routes), and last march BOG-CCS-MIA. They have not been able to get OPSPECS from the FAA. for operation to the U.S.